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night and that's what counts to a lot of us in america. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> knives out on the right. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. when a party loses an election, the knives come out. right now we're watching the night of the long knives on the right. these stories breaking tonight. right wing senator jim demint, the man behind too many failed right wing senate challengers, christine "i'm not a witch" o'donnell, richard mourdock announced today he's quitting the senate to run the hard right heritage foundation. meanwhile, in the republican house a purge is under way with speaker boehner dumping uncontrollable right wingers from prize committee assignments. they're out because they're too right. so what is too right for the republicans following the defeat this week or their defeat last month? is voting nay in the senate against a handicap rights treaty because it carries the nightmare dread of blue helmets riding black helicopters sweeping into your home sc
getting started on a monday morning on america's newsroom. is egypt turning into the next iran with egyptians being afraid to do their jobs? we'll talk about egypt and the region. martha: a top republican warning that terror attack on the american consequence flat libya could be just the tip of the iceberg. why senator lindsey graham says our approach to the war on terror could lead to this scene more times over. bill: reports that talks are stalled, dead in the water. house speaker john boehner says he's flabbergasted by the white house offer. >> this isn't about democrats and republicans. this business our country. we need to get serious about our deficit and debt that are burying our children's future. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it mahelp lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just he to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. martha: we have brand-new details on
would it land? and did you know that, there's been a change to america's deportation policy and it's not without controversy. what it could mean for the future of immigration in this country. stay with us. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. why let constipation stry miralax.? mirlax worksdifferently than other laxatives. it dws water into your colon to unblock your system naturally. don't wait to fe great. miralax. military families face, we understan at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is
strike that could set down more than a dozen along the east coast. law americas say if workers strike it would end up costing billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs. that strike could begin as early as sunday after current union contracts expire. more than 14,000 workers that handle 95 percent of the cargo on the east coast are expect to do walk off the job. >> fan me m-- fannie mae and freddie make are taking on high risk loans. the government backed mortgage companies would be allowed to charge higher interest rates in return to guaranteeing loans at risk of defaulting. the proposal would have to be approved congress. >>> president obama is spending christmas with some of the nation's bravest men and women. greeting marines at a gays near their vacation home in hawaii paying tribute to them and their family. an annual vacation tradition for president obama. that is your 5@5:00. >>> speaking of the president. fox news confirming he will be cutting his vacation short to get back to work on the fiscal cliff. peter doocy has more. >> president obama will departed hawaii f
in america, even though the law technically doesn't allow for public use. let's acknowledge it was just a public celebration. >> so if you think that this is the end of prohibition, we're looking at just two states, do you think that this is kicking off what could be a national trend? and if, yes, is that in the next year, two years, ten years? >> indeed. look at decrim. when marijuana was decriminalized in 1973, ten more years, it was decriminalized. in 1996, when californians voted for medical marijuana, ten years later, we now have 18 states that have medical marijuana. and i think it passes prologue, the same thing will happen with legalization. almost the entire west coast and all of new england is going to move in this direction. it will take decades to infill the middle of the country. >> so what does it look like? walk me through. because i think for a lot of people who have concerns, they're worried about what it tangibly looks like on the streets and in the communities. it's going to bring in potentially millions of dollars for the state, because of high taxation. will it also
. obviously, their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason, you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable. why everything always has to wait until the last minute. well, we're now at the last minute. and the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. not right now. i just have to repeat. you know, outside of washington, nobody understands how it is that this seems to be a repeat pattern, over and over again. ordinary folks, they do their jobs. they meet deadlines. they sit down and they discuss things and things happen. if there are disagreements, they sort through the disagreements. the notion that our elected leadership can't do the same thing is mind boggling to them. and needs to stop. >> i just have to repeat, congress, you are terrible at your jobs. i really don't like working with you. we're going to talk a bit later in the show about everybody hates congress and what we can do about that. but as much as the public hates congress
. we are not at war here in america. i can understand that we need to arm ourselves but that weapon has no business being in the hands of the american people. that was horrible what happened to those kids over there in connecticut. if we do not stand together, we ought to throw it out the window and protect american citizens. if we cannot do that, we have failed as an american people. host: what kind of gun do you own? caller: i have a shotgun, a rifle, and a pistol. i used to keep them in the house. i don't have them in the house no more. to me, you know, and i love hunting, but assault weapons -- it just has no business. host: have you ever been a member of the nra? caller: no, never been a member of the nra. host: from our facebook page, jess says -- jeff says -- nicholas, what kind of gun do you have? caller: i have two fire armas, an ak-47, and an ar-15 bought as recently as yesterday. host: why did you buy one yesterday? caller: i have wanted one for some time but just didn't. in anticipation of a ban, i made the decision to go out and purchase one. that being said, i want to say
on this very topic. it found more guns doesn't equal fewer mass shootings. it points out, quote, america now has 300 million firearms, a barrage of nra-backed gun laws and record casualties for mass killers. the site quits dr. stephen hargarten at the medical college of wisconsin. he says, quote, armed civilians attempting to intervene are actually more likely to increase the bloodshed given that civilian shooters are less likely to hit their targets than police in these circumstances. even police officers aren't expert marksmen in the heat of battle. remember the chaotic scene at the empire state building last august in new york city? new york police officers confronted a gunman. in the process wounded nine innocent bystanders. would my first grade teacher, mrs. van horn, be a better shot? talk back question for you this morning. should teachers be armed? facebook.com/carolcnn. facebook.com/carolcnn. your responses a little later. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that
flu season which usually begins in january is already coughing and aching its way across america. the earliest flu season in a decade. >> the strain of flu that's most common so far this year, h3n2 has been associated with more severe flu seasons and more young and very old people getting severely ill. >> reporter: five states -- tennessee, mississippi, alabama, louisiana and texas have widespread flu. missouri and georgia aren't far behind. more people with fever, body aches, sore throat, nasal congestion and headache. but there is good news. this year's flu vaccine is a good match to fight this year's bug, which means you should be getting something else for christmas a little early. a flu vaccine. dr. richard besser, abc news, new york. >> not bad advice. thank you, dr. besser. >>> we also have an update now on the leukemia patient taken by her mother from a hospital in arizona. security video last week showed her mother leading her out of that hospital in phoenix, and now we've learned overnight the girl's father was questioned by border patrol agents on saturday, but they sa
... [ woman ] 3. [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. >>> northern california, oregon, and washington state are getting just pummeled with rain, and it's the fourth storm in a row since last wednesday which means there's been no time to recover each time these places get hit, and flooding damage, well, just look at your screen, it's an absolute mess. we have crews covering every angle of this storm. dan simon is in lafayette, california, which is in the northeast part of oakland. there's a massive sinkhole there. chad myers is in the cnn weather center watching these storms as they develop. dan, let me start with you. what's the story on the sinkhole? >> reporter: well, as you said, ashleigh, it is a real mess out here. let me show you what's going on. you can see crews here removing some of the debris. this is a massive sinkhole. this is 80 feet long, 15 feet deep, 40 feet wide. let me explain how this happened. there's a creek that runs beneath the concrete, and it got clogged up and it just washed away all the dirt, and with
in america love you for because you are going into the store and purchasing for them. >> potentially stores going away. i am doing my part . so who is the last person that you really want to be at your house for christmas? there is a study done and there is somebody you don't want. take a look at one possibility who this might be. >> you put me in a tough situation. >> i am putting you in a christmas picture which you are going to love. hey, everybody. it is mom. please, try to smile. i will raymond but this is not the present i wanted. >> it is always the mother-in-law. come on, is that not too stereo typical. wouldn't you rather have the mother-in-law help you clean up in the clean up or husband or grandfather or a bunch of screnaling kids. >> it is because the mother-in-laws do help. the father-in-laws show up and grab a beer. be honest . sit down on a couch and where's football . johnnie, how are you these past couple of months . they are sitting there with salted nuts and a beer. mother-in-laws come and try to help . they end up having a conflict, right. it is territorial and we have t
where the real purpose is to gain information about someone right here in america. that can happen without a warrant, and we should not let that happen without a warrant. our national security is not threatened if we require this information to be tagged and sequestered and subject to judicial review. it would merely ensure that the information intercepted overseas in the form of communications to or from an american citizen would have to be overseen by the courts. current law is supposed to prohibit this practice, but there really is no way to enforce the prohibition. that leaves the door open for abuse, and that is simply unacceptable. unfortunately, neither senator wyden nor i are able to offer our amendments that would address this hole in our privacy rights. we can do better. and we can also do better when it comes to transparency. the simplest amendment that the senate can approve today is the one that i am proud to cosponsor. it is the wyden amendment to require the director of national intelligence to report to congress on the impact of fisa amendments on the privacy of ame
in america and go into hibernation next year and once again start this war, okay? >> heather: the point is it's not unheard of. >> now what, i thought conservatives didn't want more legislation, social engineering, telling us what we could or not say. you could actually say the word christmas and you want to legislate it. >> now you are going to do moral legislation. >> heather: actually, waited. let's get back to this issue at hand. this particular school and why this particular person bringing up this bill. this school won't call it a christmas tree, they call it a holiday tree. >> my six-year-old boy said that teacher called it a holiday tree and you've got a conservative legislature legislator to start a merry christmas bill because his son used holiday tree. no one is stopping from you saying christmas tree. >> honestly do you debate there are all kinds of instance where christmas is being struck from our lexicon. you know it's happening all over. >> heather: i have to wrap it up. we'll wrap it up. thank you both for joining us. merry christmas to both of you. >> gregg: yes, virginia, th
the civil and legal rights they deserved. congresswoman laura richardson has worked hard to keep america safe as a member of the homeland security committee. her constituents are unwavering and she will be missed next year. california is a large state with many needs and priorities, but our delegation is strong. during the time in office, these members have been esteemed colleagues and it's been an honor to work along side of them. their knowledge, passion and commitment to public service will be greatly missed in these halls. and i wish to thank each of them for their service and wish them the best in the next adventure. i yield back. mr. miller: i recognize congresswoman eshoo. ms. eshoo: i want to thank -- did you want to know how much time you had left first? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has 29 minutes. mr. miller: we're fine. thank you. you're fine. ms. eshoo: thank you. i want to thank the gentleman from california, my dear friend, mr. miller, for organizing this special order tonight. so that we can take some time, which is the most precious thing really that god gives u
. proposing armed guards and teachers at every school in america. is that a good idea. we're going to debate that next. then a u.p.s. driver does last minute christmas shopping on a customer's front porch. we have got the video that got him in trouble. let's give thanks - for an idea. a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like lerty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a half. but this idea isn't fragile. when times get tough, it rallies us as one. every day, more people believe in the american idea and when they do, the dream comes true. we're grateful to be a part of it. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, ation
of michigan now becomes the 24th right to work state in america. it prevents unions from requiring private or public sector workers to pay dues. >>> just about 20 minutes ago, house speaker john boehner talked about a private phone conversation he had with president obama last night about that fiscal cliff situation. >> there were some offers that were exchanged back and forth yesterday. you know, the president and i had a pretty frank conversation about just how far apart we are. >> now, coming up for you at 7:45, political analysts jamie dupree will tell us about the two words we are not hearing in the fiscal cliff negotiations. >>> 7:36. software company founder john mcafee could soon return to the united states. his attorney says a guatemala judge has ruled that mcafee adetention in that country is illegal and he could be released as soon as today. mcafee was detained in guatemala last week after entering the country illegally to avoid police in belize who wanted to question mack afy about the fatal shooting of his neighbor. mca -- mcafee has said he wishes to return to the u.s. so he
french toast from cheesecake factory. literally the worst meal in america, 2910 calories, not one we're looking at. this is the good stuff here. >> alisyn: don't go to the cheesecake factory-- >> we do something fun, ha vanil vanilla bourbon and it will cook off if you have kids. and looking at 330 calories, 8 grams of fat and lose two-thirds of a pound every time you make this one decision. >> alisyn: to eat that and lose weight, i can do that. and let's talk about macaroni and cheese. >> we'll do a demo, macaroni and cheese is more than any on the planet, but this version will help you save. >> you're comparing this to pizzeria, uno's chicago grill, theirs has 1900 calories and 3400 grams of fat and yours is only 306 calories. >> alisyn: you're putting-- >> it's got butter and flour, low fat milk and what are' doing sharp cheddar cheese, the sharper the better. >> clayton: it doesn't seem you're scrimping on taste. >> and the cheese and at the end add the greek yogurt and creamy texture without passing on the calories. do you mind stirring this. >> alisyn: be happy to. this is the
whom the generations rise and pass away, watch over america and use our senators to keep it strong and good. imprint upon their hearts such reverence for you that they will be ashamed and afraid to offend you. remind them that their thoughts, words, and deeds are under divine scrutiny. bless also the many others who work faithfully on capitol hill and whose labors bring dignity and efficiency to the legislative process. we pray in your sacred name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c., december 28, 2012. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable mark r. warner, a senator from the commonwealth of virginia, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: patrick j. leahy, pr
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